Classes - Fall 2018  

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Check out all the great classes Salt Valley Arts instructors are now offering. We are also offering classes by  Salt Valley Arts instructors at Pittsfield Township.

Art Club at Salt Valley Arts

Do you have a project you want to work on, but need a little motivation to keep it going? Do you like to color but feel a little silly when you’re just sitting by yourself?

Come join us at Salt Valley Arts on Monday nights this fall for Art Club. Artists and crafters of all abilities bring projects they can work on while catching up on social news and latest events. Guest artist talks are scheduled once per month to add to the fun. Art club runs Mondays from 6:30-8:30 pm. 

 

The Community Mitten Project

Ages: 16+

Former Saline Hospital ER Entrance, Salt Valley Arts

Cost: FREE

1059-F18A   10/17-10/18

9:30am-12:30 pm, Tues, Thurs   

1059-F18A     10/22

2:00-5:00 pm, Mon

1059-F18A    10/24-10/26

9:30 am-12:30 pm, Tues, Thurs, Fri 

Description: Salt Valley artists will be leading community members in a free class to learn how to sew mittens out of felted wool sweaters which are lined with fleece. Te first three classes (sessions A and B) will focus on cutting sets of mittens from donated wool sweaters and fleece. Te last three classes (session C) will be spent sewing the mittens. All mittens will be donated to Saline Area Social Services. Last year over $2000 was donated to SASS by the sale of mittens and several dozen mittens were donated for the clients of SASS. Students should bring their own sharp scissors and pins to class on cutting days. Students should bring their own sewing machine and scissors, light and dark thread, bobbins and pins for sewing days. If you do not have a sewing machine, arrangements may be made to use a machine on site. Some sewing experience is helpful. Tis is a good class for those who want to refresh their sewing skills. *While this program is free, please register in advance so we know who to expect.

Abstract Printmaking Workshop
Ages: 18+

Former Saline Hospital ER Entrance, Salt Valley Arts

Cost: $90
 

Sessions:
1178-F18A    10/5    12:00-5:00pm, Fri
1178-F18B    11/11    1:00-6:00pm, Sun

Description:
Students will use a variety of precut shapes and printing plates to create an abstract composition. Using a portable printing press, we’ll ink up our shapes, run them through the press onto our paper, and layer the colors and shapes until we have pieces we love! Students can expect to take home several pieces, ready to frame. Wear clothes you can get messy! Art supplies provided. Instructor:

Instructor: Valerie Mann

Color Workshop

Ages: 18+

Former Saline Hospital ER Entrance, Salt Valley Arts

Cost: $100
 

Session:

Saturday, 9/15

12-6pm

Description: Color Workshop
We’ll discuss the color relationship teachings of the master of color, Josef Albers. Using Color Aid papers, we will experiment with color, learning how the eye sends color information to the brain and working through a few exercises to better understand the many aspects of color. We won’t break a sweat in these exercises, but they will blow your mind! Color-Aid paper and glue is provided. Students should bring an Exacto knife with new blade, glue stick, pencil, metal ruler and cutting mat, if they have one. Instructor will have some extra tools if you’re missing any of these. Bring a snack! 

Instructor: Valerie Man

 

Get Out! ­ - Class ID: 1168

Grades: 4-5

Heritage Highschool, Saline

Cost: $30

 

1168- F18A - Sunday  9/16 - 9:00 -11:30 am

1168- F18B - Sunday  10/7 - 9:00 -11:30 am

1168- F18C - Saturday  11/10 - 2:00 - 4:30 pm

Description:  This fun class is co-taught by Valerie Mann and Keith McGuire - two artists, nature enthusiasts and bird lovers. Each day will start with a nature hike, observing, using binoculars and collecting artifacts. Then, instructors will lead students in nature-inspired art projects back in the classroom. This class will bring science and art together in fun and adventurous ways! Wear clothes and shoes you can have adventures in!

Instructors: Valerie Mann & Keith McGuire

Drawing Intensive Workshop - Perspective

Ages: 16+

Old Saline Hospital ER Entrance, Salt Valley Arts

Cost: $100

 

Sessions:

1167-F18A   Tuesdays,  10/16-10/30

6:30 - 8:30pm


Bring your open, non-self-judgmental mind to this class and dust of those drawing skills! Students will do a variety of drawing exercises, opening the communication between your eyes and your hand and really paying attention to seeing and problem-solving perspective with a variety of media. We will study perspective as it relates to landscape, still lifes and structures. Individualized instruction will be the focus. Bring pencils, a sharpie and pens and an 11” x 14” (or larger) drawing pad. Instructor: Valerie Mann

Day of the Dead Flags

Ages: 18+

Old Saline Hospital ER Entrance, Salt Valley Arts

Cost: $40

 

Sessions:

1166-F18A   Sundays,  10/25

2:00 - 4:00pm

Description: Create a Day of the Dead-inspired glue resist piece of fabric that can later be stitched into a fag or embellished as part of another project. Students will take home 1-2 decorated muslin blocks painted and ready for heat setting and washing. Bring your own hair dryer to speed up drying time.

Instructor: Stacey Harper

Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Stones

Ages: 18+

Old Saline Hospital ER Entrance, Salt Valley Arts

Cost: $25

Sessions:

1166-F18A   Sunday,  10/30

2:00 - 4:00pm

Description: Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Stones
Create 3-5 Day of the Dead inspired Sugar Skulls on rocks using acrylic paint, puff paint, and paint markers. 

Instructor: Stacey Harper

Glow in the Dark Mandala Stones

Ages: 18+

Old Saline Hospital ER Entrance, Salt Valley Arts

Cost: $30

Sessions:

1169-F18A   Sunday,  10/14

2:00 - 4:00pm

Description:

Learn to create 3-5 whimsical and decorative Mandala stones with a twist! Using glow in the dark paint we will be creating harmonic patterns with color and size variations. Aferward, leave them to absorb light during the day and release glowing designs at night!

Instructor: Stacey Harper

Ink Buffet - Intro to Alcohol Inks - Class ID:1157

Ages: 18+

Former Saline Hospital ER Entrance, Salt Valley Arts

Cost: $30

1157-F18A    Saturday, 1-3 pm 10/27

Description: During this class, you’ll play with Ranger, Jacquard and Copic alcohol inks to create beautiful, colorful art pieces. You will learn about the features of the inks and how to use them - basic techniques using
simple tools to create gorgeous, vibrant colorful little pieces of art. It’s easy and fun! You’ll take
home several small backgrounds that you can use for greetings cards, other projects or leave as is for
a piece of art in your home. All supplies included.
Just bring yourself! You will receive a supplies pack in class that you’ll use and can take home. Please note: the smell of alcohol can sometimes be strong - we
will be in a well-ventilated area. *A $10 supplies fee is due to the instructor at the class and includes a kit to take home.

Instructor: Trena Bannon

Ink Dessert Table - More Techniques with Alcohol Inks

Ages: 18+

Former Saline Hospital ER Entrance, Salt Valley Arts

Cost: $30

1170-F18A    Saturday, 12-2 pm 11/10

Description:  During this class, you’ll play with Ranger, Jacquard, Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol inks to create interesting, beautiful, and colorful art pieces. You will learn simple techniques to create gorgeous, vibrant, colorful and textured little pieces of art. It’s easy and fun! You’ll take home several small backgrounds that you can use for greeting cards, other projects, or leave as is for a piece of art in your home, ofce, or give as a gif! All supplies included. Just bring yourself! Please note: the smell of alcohol can sometimes be strong - we will be in a well-ventilated area. *A $10 supply fee is due to the instructor at the class.

Instructor: Trena Bannon

Zentangle® Fun for Young Adults - Class ID: 1083

Ages: 10-17   

Old Saline Hospital ER Entrance, Salt Valley Arts

Cost: $65.00

Saturdays, 11/3-11/17 (3 classes)

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm  

Description: In this three-class series students will first learn the basics of the Zentangle process and create their own personal works of art. Students will begin by learning at least six tangle patterns; each student will create their own 3.5” Zentangle tile piece and then choose three additional projects. All materials are included.

Instructor: Daniele O'Brien, CZT

Zentangle® Basics and Beyond Basics Series -
Class I and II – ID: 1134

Ages: 16+
Former Saline Hospital ER Entrance, Salt Valley Arts
Cost: $55

2 Class Series:

Mondays,10/15-10/22

 10:00am -12:30pm 

or

Tuesdays, 10/16-10/23
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm


Description:  Get the full Zentangle® experience. No art or drawing experience necessary as “Anything is possible, one stroke at time.™” In the first class you will learn the basics of the Zentangle® process. Students will have the opportunity to learn at least five tangles in this first class and delve into more detailed tangles, shading and techniques in Class II. All the materials are included for both classes in the supplied personal Zentangle mini kit. Jump in with both feet and join in the fun!

Instructor: Daniele O'Brien, CZT

 

Zentangle® Basics - Class I - Class ID:1057-F17A

Ages: 16+

Former Saline Hospital ER Entrance, Salt Valley Arts

Cost: $36

1057-SU18B     Tuesday, 11/13

6-8:30 pm

OR

1057-SU18B     Sunday, 12/2

10:00am-12:30 pm

No art or drawing experience necessary as “Anything is possible, one stroke at time.™” Learn the basics of the Zentangle® process. This is a relaxing meditative form of creativity. Students will have the opportunity to learn six tangles and complete at least one tile. All materials for this class included. Instructor:

Instructor: Daniele O'Brien, CZT

Zentangle® Beyond Basics with Gems - Class II

Ages: 16+

Former Saline Hospital ER Entrance, Salt Valley Arts

Cost: $30

1162-SU18B     Tuesday, 12/4

6:30-8:30 pm

Students will learn further techniques and more advanced tangle patterns. We will delve into shading
and a variety of ways to enhance the Zentangle® tiles we  create. We will also learn to create Zentangle® Gems. Join us. Tiles and gem materials supplied.

Instructor: Daniele O'Brien, CZT


 

 ART CLUB   ǀ   PRINTMAKING    ǀ   ROCK PAINTING  ǀ   GLUE RESIST    ǀ  WATERCOLOR  ǀ  DRAWING   ǀ    ALCOHOL INK  ǀ  PHOTOGRAPHY  ǀ  ZENTANGLE

Salt Valley Arts Arti Gras 2019 - Save the Date
Get creative, make some art or just join the party to celebrate with Salt ValleyArts. Arti Gras, Salt Valley Arts’ “art party”, is happening on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Arti Gras is a community event with a creative art twist. Tere are lots of ways for everyone to participate. Watch for a Call for Photography in October, Call for Artists in December and of course the party that is Arti Gras 2019.


So, save the date for Saturday, March 9, 2019!

 

The Art of Character Illustration and Design

Ages: 11-16

Old Saline Hospital ER Entrance, Salt Valley Arts

Saturdays, 11am-12:15pm

Sessions: 

9/1-9/29      $90

10/6-10/27   $72

 

11/3-11/24    $72

 

12/1-12/29     $90

Description: Are you ready to draw your favorite comic characters or create your own? Maybe you’re looking to develop an online comic strip or a game character. Make them come to life! Learn good figure drawing using action and movement. Make their faces come alive with emotions! Develop story boards, develop worlds! Learn inking and coloring techniques to create finished renderings! Share ideas and concepts with other students interested in Manga, American comic books, graphic novels, video games, or even cartoons.

Instructor: Keith McGuire
 

Basic Drawing for Kids - Class ID :8009

Ages: 6-11

Former Saline Hospital ER Entrance, Salt Valley Arts

Sessions:

8009-SU18A   Saturdays   9/1-9/29
9:30  to 10:45 am

Fee: $90

8009-SU18B   Saturdays  10/6-10/27
9:30  to 10:45 am

Fee: $72

8009-SU18C  Saturdays   11/3-11/24

9:30  to 10:45 am

Fee: $72


8009-SU18D    Saturdays   12/1-12/29
9:30  to 10:45 am

Fee: $90

Description: This class teaches basic fundamentals early and can set your child on a path to developing their talent faster. We teach students to see and draw the basic shapes within a subject, and then build it from the inside out. Learn how to shadow to create depth, and creating more dynamic pictures with perspective drawing. Subject matter ranges from cartoons to wildlife, and even the still-lifes are fun! Parents and caregivers can stay and draw for free, learn something together!

Instructor: Keith McGuire

Saturday Pen & Ink/Watercolor Journal Class
Ages: 12-16
Former Saline Hospital ER Door Salt Valley Arts 

Saturdays, 12:30-2:30pm 

Sessions:

8032-F18A        9/1-9/29

Cost: $100

8032-F18B        10/6-10/27

Cost: $80

8032-F18C         11/3-11/24 

Cost: $80

 

8032-F18D          12/1-12/29

Cost: $100

 
Description:  Create your own art journal! Develop your drawing skills while learning inking techniques, then bring them to life with watercolors. Create “sketches” to capture a spontaneous moment, develop a concept, or even share your inner feelings.
Instructor: Keith McGuire

Drawing Class for Home Schoolers - Class ID: 1139
Ages:
6-17

Former Saline Hospital ER Door Salt Valley Arts

Sessions - Thursdays, 1:30-2:45 pm:
1139-F18A    9/6-9/27

1139-F18B     10/4-10/25 

1139-F18C      11/1-11/29*

1139-F18D      12/6-12/27  

Cost: $48

Description: This class teaches basic drawing fundamentals and can set your child on a path to developing their talent faster. Open for home schoolers only. Students can attend 1, 2, 3 or 4/5 times a month (at least two times recommended.) Subject matter is fitted to your child’s abilities and/or age group. If taking less than the entire month of classes, call Community Education at 734-401-4020 to sign up
at a pro-rated fee.

Instructor: Keith McGuire

FUNdamentals of Basic Drawing for Adults -
Class ID: 1016

Ages: 17+
Former Saline Hospital ER Door Salt Valley Arts

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM


Sessions:

1016-F17A    Tuesdays, 9/4-9/25
Cost: $80

 

1016-F17B    Tuesdays, 10/2-10/30

Cost: $100  

1016-F17C    Tuesdays, 11/6-11/27

Cost: $80  

 

1016-F17D    Tuesdays, 12/4-12/18

Cost: $60  


Description: Want to learn to draw or need to improve your drawing? Learning how to draw
using basic fundamentals can set you on a path to drawing better, and developing your skills faster. See and draw the basic shapes within a subject then learn how
to build your subject from the inside out. Learn how to shadow to create depth, and create more dynamic pictures with perspective drawing. A fun class, Keith is
a hands on teacher who encourages interaction between students. We learn faster from observing and sharing techniques with each other.
Instructor: Keith McGuire


Adult Watercolor – Class ID: 1009
Ages: 18+
Former Saline Hospital ER Entrance, Salt Valley Arts

Fee: $80

Sessions:

1009-F18A   9/6-9/27

1009-F18B   10/4-10/25

1009-F18C   11/1-11/29*
(no class 11/22)

1009-F18D   12/6-12/27


Description: In this lively on-going monthly class beginners will learn about materials, color mixing, values and layering. If you've had some experience with watercolors you will explore a variety of wet and dry brush techniques through demonstrations and hands-on teaching. The wide range of subject matter (including landscapes, wildflowers, etc.) keeps this class ever changing and fun! Material list will be provided. Paper Fee: $6

Instructor: Keith McGuire

Creative “I” Photography - ID: 1138

Ages:18+

Old Saline Hospital ER Entrance, Salt Valley Arts

Cost: $30

Sessions:

1138-F18B   Wednesday, 11/14

6:30-8:30 pm

Description:  Learn how to use that “camera” you have with you all the time: your iPhone. Try out some tips and learn some tricks to using your iPhone’s camera while also learning new techniques on how to compose and shoot a great picture. Explore the HDR, panoramic and time-lapse features and then move onto exploring some fun and creative processes in editing, applying filters, working with camera and editing apps, and sharing your shots on social media. The instructor will be demonstrating a few camera and editing apps, and students may want to purchase them for their device through their app store on their device. The average price for the two apps most commonly used is $5-$6 and is a completely optional part of the class.

Instructor: Cindy Baxter
 

Shoot! Basics in Photography and Use of a Digital Camera - Class ID :1107

Ages:18+

Old Saline Hospital ER Entrance, Salt Valley Arts

Cost: $30


1107-F18C   Sunday, 11/11

1:00-3:00 pm

Description: Learn all about that new camera or delve a little deeper into your favorite digital camera’s many features. Bring your camera, whether it is a point and shoot or a DSL and learn all about the power of your digital camera. Instructor will cover how to use all those buttons and menu functions on your digital camera and some photography basics on how to take that great shot. Be sure your camera is all charged and ready to go and you will be ready to channel your inner Ansel Adams!

Instructor: Cindy Baxter

Shoot Some More! How to Take Successful Pictures with Your Digital Camera - ID: 1159

Ages:18+

Old Saline Hospital ER Entrance, Salt Valley Arts

Cost: $75

1159-SU18A   Sunday, 10/7. 10/14

1:00-3:00pm


Description: Learn the elements of composition and how to combine focusing, exposure, zooming and framing with light and color. This two-session class will help you to
discover how to make your camera work for you. Bring your camera, whether it is a point and shoot or a DSL, all charged and ready to go and let’s shoot some more!
Instructor: Cindy Baxter

 

 

Pysanky Christmas Egg Ornament

Ages: 16+
Former Saline Hospital ER Entrance, Salt Valley Arts
Cost: $35

Sundays, 2:00-5:00pm

Sessions:

1171-F18A    11/25

or
1171-F
18B    12/9


Description: A twist on the traditional wax resist method of creating intricate Easter Eggs using specialized dyes, kistka tools, and beeswax. Students will create a beautiful multi-colored Christmas themed egg ornament and will take home one decorated egg ready to hang or give as a gif and a storage container.

Instructor: Stacey Harper

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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